Elizabeth Bishop

(8 February 1911 – 6 October 1979 / Worcester, Massachusetts)

Poems of Elizabeth Bishop

1. A Miracle for Breakfast 1/3/2003
2. A Prodigal 1/3/2003
3. A Summer’s Dream 4/7/2010
4. Anaphora 1/3/2003
5. Argument 1/3/2003
6. Arrival At Santos 1/13/2003
7. At the Fishhouses 1/3/2003
8. Cape Breton 1/13/2003
9. Casabianca 1/3/2003
10. Chemin De Fer 1/13/2003
11. Cirque D'Hiver 1/13/2003
12. Conversation 1/13/2003
13. Exchanging Hats 1/13/2003
14. Filling Station 1/3/2003
15. First Death In Nova Scotia 1/3/2003
16. Five Flights Up 1/3/2003
17. Florida 1/13/2003
18. Giant Snail 1/13/2003
19. Giant Toad 1/13/2003
20. I Am in Need of Music 1/3/2003

Questions of Travel

There are too many waterfalls here; the crowded streams
hurry too rapidly down to the sea,
and the pressure of so many clouds on the mountaintops
makes them spill over the sides in soft slow-motion,
turning to waterfalls under our very eyes.
--For if those streaks, those mile-long, shiny, tearstains,
aren't waterfalls yet,
in a quick age or so, as ages go here,
they probably will be.

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